11/23/2014 4:07PM

Fox Rules named top horse of 2014 at Finger Lakes


Fox Rules, who went 3 for 3 locally during the season, including a stakes, was chosen Finger Lakes horse of the year for 2014 at the local Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association awards dinner Saturday.

Best known for his win in the 2012 New York Derby, the now 5-year-old New York-bred Fox Rules won the Gen. Van Buren Stakes and a pair of allowance races. He was also honored as the track’s best older male.

In addition to those two awards, owner Langpap Stables and trainer M. Anthony Ferraro were also honored for Alwaysinstilettos, who was chosen best 3-year-old filly.

Tom Cooley, who has served as track photographer since 1970, was  inducted into the Finger Lakes Hall of Fame. Cooley has taken more than 63,000 photos of winning horses at Finger Lakes during his long career.